Duncan Heyde announced as judge for first ever season of House Rules NZ

Duncan Heyde will be the face of Three's new reality television series.
Duncan Heyde will be the face of Three's new reality television series. Photo credit: Warner Bros Discovery

The Rock FM host Duncan Heyde has been revealed as a judge of the debut New Zealand season of home-renovation reality show House Rules.

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has today unveiled the full cast, host and judges of the upcoming reality television series and confirmed the show will air across multiple days in September on Three and ThreeNow.

House Rules is a home-renovation reality show from Australia's the Seven Network that sees five teams renovating each other's homes and "competing for the ultimate prize".

The overall series' winner of the New Zealand version will net themselves $100,000.

Each week, one team will hand over the keys to their home to the four other teams to renovate. Without knowing who was responsible for each renovation, the home owners will score their work.

"I'm so pumped for Kiwis to see the absolute rollercoaster that is House Rules NZ. This first season will have so many amazing and rough moments that are bound to have viewers glued to their screens," Heyde said.

"The contestants are such great humans, the renos are even better and the prize is unreal - one hundred thousand dollars?"

Heyde will be joined by designer Jade Hurst, who will supervise the teams, as well as by interior designers Katrina Hobbs and Michael Murray, who will also score the teams for their work.

The five teams competing against each other are newlyweds Jemma & Alvaro from Glen Eden; high school teacher Martinque & builder husband Andre from Ōtātahu; cousins and best  friends Theresa & Jarrad renovating his house in New Lynn; Nikita & Sherwen, a married couple of ten years from Howick; and mother/daughter team Char & Violet, hailing from Murrays Bay.

House Rules NZ will stream first on ThreeNow from Sunday, September 10 with new episodes uploaded at midday.

It will air on Three across three nights - Sundays from 7pm and Mondays and Tuesdays at 7.30pm.